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Wily_One
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reply to djeremy

Re: megabites or megabits per second calculator?

Anyway, as I said, Windows gives you this information. See Transfer rate?


justin
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reply to djeremy
I've started work on one here (probably won't appear for half an hour). There are more things to add, specifically, I'd like people to be able to submit new sizes and speeds, for example, current ISP product speeds, common telco speeds, size of a DVD, size of a CD, 30 minutes of HDTV, etc etc, which would build up the table of results and also allow conversions such as "how many T1 equivalents to transfer 30 minutes of HDTV in 10 minutes of time".

»/calculator

comments welcome.

Px

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Justin on that calculator mind knocking of the p for the speed ratings. MBs as opposed to MBps.
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Rob A
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reply to justin
Nice new feature, will use.


2kmaro
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reply to Px
said by Px:

Have to remember that computer work on base 2. There is only a 0 and a 1. Ever try counting in hex or binary
For many years in fact. Used to have a guy who worked in a shop (software maintenance on a machine using octal notation in its assembly language) that used to keep his checkbook in octal! Well, it made him feel better to think he had all that money in the bank.
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reply to justin
Nice feature. Very handy. Can use in msg threads about bandwidth hogs using full bandwidth 24x7.

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Brano
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reply to justin
Kilo is lower-case "k". "K" is kelvin (temperature).
Check »physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/prefixes.html and
»physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/units.html


Brano
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reply to justin
When calculating wire speed the standard is 1k=1000 (according to Cisco and others) as opposite to data size where 1k=1024.


justin
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·iiNet
said by Brano:

When calculating wire speed the standard is 1k=1000 (according to Cisco and others) as opposite to data size where 1k=1024.
This is reflected in the calculator.


DannyZ
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reply to Brano
And yet ISPs tend to provision wire speed in binary, and HDD manufacturers use decimal